Political Violence - Causes, Character, and Consequences

Political Violence - Causes, Character, and Consequences

Political Violence - Causes, Character, and Consequences

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 5:00pm
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Venue: 
Investcorp Lecture Theatre and Pavilion Room, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Dr Stathis Kalyvas (University of Oxford)
Dr Lisa Stampnitzky (University of Sheffield)

 

This conference brings together graduate students and early-career researchers from a variety of disciplines concerned with questions of political violence to share their original research on violent conflict within and beyond states. We are pleased to announce that Dr Stathis Kalyvas (University of Oxford) and Dr Lisa Stampnitzky (University of Sheffield) will join us as the keynote speakers for the conference.

Across four panels, the conference explores the contested nature of political violence, the type and internal organisation of actors involved, their allegiances and relationships to the civilian population, as well as responses by both internal and external actors to the various types of violence observed. Addressing such vast phenomena as insurgencies, terrorism, transnational organised crime, and proxy warfare, it provides an opportunity for comparison and critical debate of phenomena that have been of concern to both practitioners and academics. To further foster dialogue between academia and practice, we invite policy-makers and practitioners to join us for a Researchers-Practitioners ‘Speed-Dating’ session over lunch (registration required).

Participation at the conference is free (meals not included). Walk-ins are welcome, but prior registration is encouraged. For more information, please refer to the Conference Programme or send us an e-mail at oxfordpoliticalviolence@gmail.com.

Conference organisers: Claire Dowling and Vanessa Meier, University of Oxford